Buying outside of contracts

NSW Government agencies must use whole-of-government contracts and mandated prequalification schemes for obtaining the goods or services to which they apply. This is set out by Procurement Board Direction 2012-02.

Where there is no NSW Government contract or mandated scheme, agencies can do their own procurement or use other agencies' arrangements.

Requirements vary according to the value and risk of the procurement. Please see Procurement Board Direction 2016-01.

Exceptions

Some exceptions include: